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Published June 1, 1998
14-year-old RAY SMITH, who suffers from a heart condition, was the dugout guest of Yankees Manager JOE TORRE for Sunday's game against the Red Sox. Torre met Ray through the STARLIGHT FOUNDATION (Mult., 6/1)....GE CEO JACK WELCH is profiled in BUSINESS WEEK and John Byrne writes, "The private Welch is a sports fanatic, a movie buff, and media junkie engaged equally by scuttlebutt and facts" (BUSINESS WEEK, 6/8 issue)....MIKE LUPICA has co-written FRED IMUS' new book, "The Fred Book" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 5/31) ....San Diego City Councilmember BYRON WEAR, who "has been dogged by his opponents for his role in reaffirming a controversial contract" with the Chargers, reportedly received a $3,000 campaign contribution from Chargers Owner ALEX SPANOS and his family (SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, 5/30).